Brand Counterfeiting is the underground trade in counterfeit goods.
In the Sixth World, counterfeiting brand goods is a very lucrative business just as it was in the final decades of the Fifth World. Syndicates will manufacture counterfeit versions of electronics, weapons, fashion, pharmaceuticals, and so on. In many cases they may be producing counterfeit duplicates within hours after the announcement of a new product, long before the legitimate product hits the market. Likewise when it comes to the pirating of new media releases. Working in these manufacturing facilities producing counterfeits are often illegal immigrants and/or refugees (even women and children) who are paying off their debt to the smugglers. The Triads are the biggest producers and smugglers of counterfeit goods.
I. First Tier:
- Triads (Global)